News archive - August 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Waterloo Optometry study featured on US News & World Report’s Health Day

Eye exam in progress

Routine eye exams catch vision problems before symptoms appear, according to research by Optometry and Vision Science Professor Elizabeth Irving and colleagues at the University of Waterloo. Their study, published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science and featured last month by several news outlets in the United States including US News & World Report Health Day, tracked nearly 6400 patients visiting the University of Waterloo Optometry Clinic over a year.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Ben Thompson receives CIHR Bridge grant to study non-invasive brain stimulation for treating lazy eye

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) awarded Professor Ben Thompson of the School of Optometry and Vision Science a $100,000 bridge grant to study how non-invasive brain stimulation can help adults recover from brain-based visual disorders such as amblyopia.

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